New Devon Opera
New Devon Opera is a professional opera company and charity based in Devon. The company’s Patron is the world-famous tenor, conductor and director José Cura.
In both 2007 and 2008, José Cura’s ‘hands-on’ support for the company saw him giving a week of his time to an international opera project for NDO, held in London and Devon, helping professional singers advance their opera careers through intensive coaching in performance techniques.
2011 was NDO’s seventh season. The company’s main production was a single opera presented in the last two weeks of July. The performances take place at indoor and outdoor venues. The company uses professional orchestra drawn from the south west; professional singers (with auditions held in London in the autumn); and a community chorus.
During the year, NDO also runs educational workshops and a concert programme. The company has strong ethical beliefs, which sees NDO working in close partnership with several other charities, raising funds for mutual benefit for a range of good causes. NDO also has excellent working relationships with arts organisations and local educational providers.
NDO is governed by a Board of Trustees and day to day management is run by an Executive management group.
Patron: Chevalier José Cura
Vice Patrons: Lord and Lady Clifford of Chudleigh, Baroness Fookes of Plymouth DBE DL
New Devon Opera Ltd. is a charity and non-profit making organisation limited by guarantee.
Charity No 1114768 and Company No. 05252578
Registered Address: Grosvenor House, 1 New Road, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 8LZ